Vibrant Practices: Masquerade in Southwestern Burkina Faso is an exhibition, curated by advanced photography student, Rob Houseman, of photographs by Assistant Professor of Art History Lisa Homann. Dr. Homann will present a brief gallery talk at 4:30 pm. The exhibition runs through September 14.
Dr. Homann specializes in West African masquerade practices from the late 19th century to the present. Her research concentrates on performance, innovation, Islam and Muslim identities, and theories of representation. She serves on the editorial board of the journal African Arts, and has been conducting research in Burkina Faso since 2006.